Keele University

Keele University

Top reasons to study here

  • Top 3 in England for overall Student Satisfaction.
  • GOLD in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • 97% of research word leading, or international importance.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1949 with a commitment to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, Keele was the first new university of the 20th Century and remains true to its original mission today.


Whether you’re considering a foundation course or an undergraduate degree, a master's or a PhD, Keele University is a place where students thrive.

Explore your academic interests and career aspirations through Keele's breadth of courses, range of elective modules and history of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.


Keele is helping to change the world for the better by engaging in cutting-edge research. We’re tackling some of society’s most urgent problems, including ageing, global health and renewable energy. We’re proud that 97% of our research was deemed to be world-leading, or of international importance (REF).


Keele Careers Online  has a wealth of resources to help you in your career search, including aptitude tests, interview simulation and strength assessments.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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801 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
908 -44
864 -78
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Student Services Centre is your best first stop if you need any information about what support and activities are available to you.

The University strives to ensure that support is provided for you through the Support to Study Policy.  Both the Policy and Procedure are intended for use when your health, wellbeing and/or behaviours are being affected and impact on your ability to experience University life.

Housing services

As a campus university, Keele has over 2,800 bedrooms on site, with a range of accommodation available and all within a short walk of the centre of campus. We offer guaranteed accommodation on campus for undergraduate applicants who make Keele their firm choice.

Library services

The Keele University library has a variety of study spaces. Whether you like to work with a group of friends or prefer to work in silence there’s a study space to suit everyone. We also provide bookable rooms for group working or for single study. 

ICT services

Keele University uses the secure eduroam platform to serve wireless internet connectivity to the campus, including the halls of residence.

Medical services

All students are entitled to free emergency treatment however, if you have a four month visa you cannot register with the Health Centre and need to ensure you have adequate healthcare insurance for payment if you need non-emergency treatment.

If your visa is for 6 or more months then you can access free medical care by registering at a practice local to you.

Student Life

Campus life

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, with all the most important services and facilities gathered together at the centre of campus. And because our student population is quite small, there’s a great sense of community.

Our 600 acre campus has plenty to offer whether you enjoy a woodland walk, a night socialising with friends or partying the night away in the Students’ Union. There’s places for you to relax during the day, in between lectures and enjoy during the evening.

Sports facilities

Our Sports facilities at Keele offer something for everyone, whether it’s social sports for £1 a session, or competitive sports as part of our Athletic Union. Join us at the Sports Centre for our gym, fitness classes, dance studio and more!

Student clubs

Clubs and societies are a great way to meet new people, gain new skills, and experience new opportunities! Whether it’s a dance, sports or film making; get involved and try something new! Share your passion with others and maybe even start up your own society. Explore the full list of societies and join today!

Student Reviews

Amazing time
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university culture was amazing, amazing students and amazing lectures especially in my final year of study. All the help I needed was given to me, which helped me work better

Education is the noblest goal in life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good university it has good ranking in the list of the best 1000 university in the world and has good environment to study , safe ,modren university , it has good reputation and excellant aspirations to lead the world by the modren research which will do or which it just has done. But the diffecult thing faced me ,that is financial support to cover the cost of my master...

The Keele experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Keele was a great learning experience for me, with excellent facilities and teaching staff, the campus is a truly beautiful place to live and work, which enables students to thrive in the atmosphere.

Keele, England, United Kingdom

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